Good Samaritan Society - St Johns is a small non-profit nursing home located in Kearney, Nebraska. Sporting an overall score of B-, this is likely a middle of the pack nursing home. You can certainly do worse than this facility. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any poor grades in any of our major areas discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Society - St Johns
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few relatively minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
This nursing home also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an B. Our nursing score is largely associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Nebraska in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving patients even once per day.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we looked at was short-term care, where this facility received a C in this category. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is frequently a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Our last area is long-term care, in which we awarded this nursing home a grade of C in this category. Our long-term care grade is commonly used to gauge a facility's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility provided the vaccine to only 90.44118 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - St Johns Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term patients that sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that had UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 4.27% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 93.22% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 8.88 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - St Johns, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Kearney, NE
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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